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  • The period of mass immigration to Israel in the 1950s was a period filled with drama. It was a multifaceted time; a time when the ingathering of peoples from dozens of different countries took place against the backdrop of war. It was a time when refugees, new immigrants," landed" immigrants, and native-born Israeli Jews encountered one another. Scholars have generally accepted the years of the mass immigration to the State of Israel to be from 1948 to 1956, for after 1956 there was a significant decline in the number of immigrants. Scholars …

publication date

  • January 1, 2007